wiki:website roles

Wordpress allows fine grain control over user permissions using "roles". There are two kinds of content on the website:

  • Pages: Used for static content (home page, geoforall page, ...). Each page can have be restricted to users with a specific role.
  • Posts: Used for dynamic content - when used as a blogging platform each post represents an update from the blog. We are using "custom post templates" with additional fields beyond a simple text block.

We have a naming convention for website roles:

*Authors* can create a new post, edit a post, and upload media (since most posts provide a icon or a background). Authors can not publish a post, they will need to ask an editor to review and publish.

(type post) author: (on their type of posts)

  • edit,
  • create a new
  • upload media

*Editors* can create a new post, edit a post, and upload media -- in addition to deleting posts and publishing posts

(type post) editor: (on their type of posts)

  • edit,
  • create a new
  • upload media
  • delete
  • publish

Subscriber

Initial members are added as subscribers who can read content, manage their profile including profile picture (uploaded media file).

  • Users - can manage their own profile
  • Media - can upload media, used to set profile picture

Initially experimented with grvatar profile pictures; but this has not worked out. You will need to upload your own profile picture.

Author & Editor

Used to manage foundation wide events, resources and Foundation News.

Posts:

  • Events
  • Resources
  • Foundation News
  • Community News - mostly autofilled from planet.osgeo.org
  • Local Chapters

During prelaunch many users were added as Editor.

GeoForAll Author & GeoForAll Editor

GeoForAll Authors can create and edit GeoForAll Labs.

GeoForAll Editors can create, edit and publish GeoForAll Labs and promote users (to give members GeoForAll Authors and GeoForAll Editor permission).

Pages:

  • GeoForAll

Posts:

  • GeoForAll Labs

Partners Editor

The board maintains a list of partners and friends of the organization.

Pages:

  • Partners

Posts:

  • Partners

Projects Author & Project Team & Projects Editor

Pages

  • Projects
  • Choose a Project pages

Posts

  • Projects

Service Provider Author & Service Provider Editor

Pages

  • Service Providers

Posts

  • Service Providers
Last modified 10 months ago Last modified on Feb 5, 2018 12:03:37 AM